What lessons can Singapore teach about lifelong learning?

From Times Higher Education: “In 2014, Singapore’s government introduced the SkillsFuture programme, with the motto ‘Develop Our People’. Meant to provide Singaporeans with ‘opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life’, it gives every citizen aged 25 or older S$500 (£310) of credit that they can spend on further education or training. … Nanyang has started encouraging alumni to regularly return to campus to keep their skills relevant: the academic equivalent of an annual dental check-up and cleaning. The university has also made it easier for older learners to combine modular courses to get a degree. Its FlexiMasters microcredentials allow learners to take modules at their own pace, with credits valid for five years.”

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